Crystal River Cruises Outlines Full 2021 Lineup

Crystal Mozart in Budapest viewed from the deck of Crystal Bach

Crystal River Cruises announced its complete schedule of river cruises for 2021. Its five ships – Crystal Mozart, Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel – will spend the year sailing the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers. Each voyage will include at least one overnight stay, many with double and triple overnights, allowing time for guests to explore the ports they visit or travel to nearby towns. With itineraries of seven to 16 days, Crystal River Cruises will offer over 180 departures, stopping in 45 unique ports.

Debuting on the Crystal Mozart, the river cruise company will begin offering the “Eastern Danube Discoveries” voyage, an in-depth exploration of Hungary, Serbia and Croatia. Other highlights of the 2021 season will include the “Tulips & Windmills” itinerary, a springtime trip through the flower-filled fields in the Netherlands and Belgium; winter sailings to the region’s various Christmas markets; and “Enchanting Moselle” sailings through the Moselle Valley.

Crystal River Cruises’ 2021 itineraries will include:

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Rhine & Moselle River Cruises: Crystal Bach and Crystal Debussy

  • Legendary Rhine (Seven nights): Featuring overnights in Koblenz and Amsterdam; calling in Cologne, Rüdesheim and Mannheim, Germany; and Strasbourg, France.
  • Romantic Rhine (Seven nights): Featuring overnights in Koblenz and Amsterdam; calling in Cologne, Rüdesheim and Mannheim, Germany; and Strasbourg, France, and cruising through Boppard and Lorelei, Germany.
  • Tulips and Windmills (Seven nights): Beginning and ending with overnight stays in Amsterdam; calling in Kinderdijk, Hoorn, Rotterdam and Middleburg, Netherlands; and Ghent and Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Enchanting Moselle (10 nights): Featuring overnight stays in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Trier, Germany; calling in Dusseldorf, Koblenz, Bernkastel, Cochem and Bonn, Germany; and Arnhem, Netherlands.
  • Rhine Christmas Markets (10 nights): Beginning and ending with overnights in Basel and Amsterdam (double overnight), as well as overnights in Koblenz, Germany; calling in Rüdesheim, Speyer, Breisach, Cologne and Strasbourg, France.

Danube River Cruises: Crystal Mozart, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel

  • Eastern Danube Discoveries (11 nights): Beginning and ending with overnights in Vienna; also calling in Esztergom, Budapest, Visegrad, Mohács and Kalocsa, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; Vukovar, Croatia; Belgrade and Novi Sad, Serbia and cruising through Iron Gate Gorge.
  • Delightful Danube (7 nights): Featuring overnights in Budapest, Regensburg and Vienna; calling in Dürnstein and Melk, Austria; and Passau, Germany, as well as cruising the Wachau Valley.
  • Danube Serenade (7 nights): Featuring overnights in Vienna and Budapest; calling in Dürnstein, Melk, Linz and Krems, Austria; and Bratislava, Slovakia, and cruising the Wachau Valley.
  • Treasures of the Danube (10 nights): Beginning and ending with overnights in Vienna and also overnighting in Budapest and Passau; calling in Bratislava, Slovakia; Dürnstein, Melk and Linz, Austria; and cruising the Wachau Valley.
  • Christmas Wonders of the Danube (7 nights): Featuring overnights in Vienna and Budapest; calling in Bratislava, Slovakia; Krems, Melk and Linz, Austria and cruising the Wachau Valley.

Ultimate Journeys – Danube, Rhine & Main Rivers combined

  • Grand Europe (16 nights): Overnighting in Budapest, Vienna, Amsterdam, Regensburg (westbound only) and Rüdesheim (eastbound only); calling in Bratislava, Slovakia; Dürnstein and Melk, Austria; and Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Rüdesheim, Bamberg, Cologne, Miltenberg and Würzburg, Germany, as well as Koblenz, Germany and the Rhine Gorge on the westbound route; and cruising the middle Rhine Valley.

Holiday Cruises

  • December 22 – Crystal Ravel Holiday Cruise (11 nights): Beginning and ending with double overnights in Budapest and Regensburg (including New Year’s Eve), respectively, including New Year’s Eve, and also overnighting in Vienna; calling in Passau, Germany; Krems, Melk and Linz, Austria; and Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • December 22 – Crystal Bach Holiday Cruise (11 nights): Beginning with three nights in Basel (including Christmas Eve and day), ending with a double overnight in Amsterdam (including New Year’s Eve) and also overnighting in Breisach; calling in Strasbourg, France; Mannheim, Worms, Rüdesheim, Koblenz and Dusseldorf, Germany; Arnhem and Lelystad, Netherlands.
  • December 23 – Crystal Mahler Holiday Cruise (10 nights): Beginning with an overnight in Regensburg and ending with a double overnight in Vienna (including New Year’s Eve) and also overnighting in Linz and Budapest; calling in Melk, Austria; Passau, Germany; Esztergom, Hungary; and Bratislava, Slovakia.

This article originally appeared on www.travelagentcentral.com.

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